People that proclaim outrage on the behalf of other people can get carried away sometimes. This particular case involves one Tumblr user getting fact checked real quick by a few more minds from the Tumblr community.
An oldie of a Tumblr post but still very much relevant and important. When a mom from Utah, posted on her blog about a Japanese-themed party she threw for her daughter, Tumblr somehow got a hold of it and started dragging the mom for encouraging racism. Then commenters started stepping in, one of which who was actually Japanese, decided to set the record straight.
With the advancement of technology comes an increase in convenience, and this Japanese airline is promising to abolish one of the biggest inconveniences there are: travelling. For healthy, young people, sitting on an airplane for 10 hours is a slightly cramped adventure, but for people with illnesses, disabilities, or other circumstances that make travelling difficult, 10 hours on an airplane can be harrowing. Enter the Newme: a robot that can does the travelling for you.
Most of us don't think twice about re-using a leftover cardboard Amazon box, and usually chuck it straight in the recycling bin. But not this guy. He makes insanely cool cardboard weapons from cardboard Amazon boxes that are inspired from video games, with a hot glue gun and some scissors. And he is inspiring us. The fact that he's making these weapons - let alone out of cardboard - is mind blowing. If you're a bit of a nerd or just like clever things, check out his amazing creations below.
The talented Japanese artist and modeling enthusiast known as "Meetissai", decided to hilariously bring to life all those viral animal images we all know and love. He started spending his free time while making outstanding and realistic sculptures that he found in the dark depths of the internet and the results are awesome! Check out his twitter account for more.
48 chicken nuggets, 2,256 calories, no regrets.
McDonald's in Japan is planning on offering a 48-piece chicken nugget meal. The United States currently offers a 40-piece, so maybe this doesn't seem like a big deal.
But it is. Because the largest current chicken nugget meal in Japan is a 15-piece.
Likewise, the offer is for a limited time only. It's available only in Niigata Prefecture and part of a promotional tie-up with the the newly launched pop group NGT48, the Niigata-based spin-off of the massively popular idol unit AKB48. The groups tend to have around 48 members (sometimes more, sometimes less), divided up into different teams. That's a lot of idols. That's okay, this is a lot of nuggets. Forty-eight nuggets is surely a whole chicken, no? Fifty has to be.
King Curtis is very happy with this decision.
A rare photo of Hachiko, the Japanese Akita dog know as the "World's Most Loyal Dog," has emerged 80 years after his death.
The story of Hachiko and his owner Uneo dates back to 1920's Tokyo, where it is said Hachiko would wait every day at the train station for Uneo to arrive back home from work.
This happened every day, until 1925 when Uneo unexpectedly died while at work.
Hachiko couldn't understand that his owner had died, so he stood watch at the train station for 10 years until his death in 1935.
Most photos of Hachiko (like the one above) only show him standing alone, but the new photo shows his surroundings.
The photo shows the dog blending in naturally at the station, and is totally different from other memorial and closeup photos.
When Hachiko is pictured alone, the environment around the dog is unclear. Almost all shots of the dog with people were taken as memorial photos.
The photo found recently was taken around 1934 by the late Isamu Yamamoto, a former bank employee who lived in the Sarugakucho district in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. That year, the first statue of the dog was erected in front of the station and Hachiko attracted public attention as a faithful dog.
Hachiko is a true icon, receiving tributes and statues across Japan.
Good boy, Hachiko. Good boy.